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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Accept \Ac*cept"\ ([a^]k*s[e^]pt"), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Accepted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Accepting}.] [F. accepter, L. acceptare, freq. of accipere; ad + capere to take; akin to E. heave.]

1. To receive with a consenting mind (something offered); as, to accept a gift; -- often followed by of.

If you accept them, then their worth is great. --Shak.

To accept of ransom for my son. --Milton.

She accepted of a treat. --Addison.

2. To receive with favor; to approve.

The Lord accept thy burnt sacrifice. --Ps. xx. 3.

Peradventure he will accept of me. --Gen. xxxii. 20.

3. To receive or admit and agree to; to assent to; as, I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse.

4. To take by the mind; to understand; as, How are these words to be accepted?

5. (Com.) To receive as obligatory and promise to pay; as, to accept a bill of exchange. --Bouvier.

6. In a deliberate body, to receive in acquittance of a duty imposed; as, to accept the report of a committee. [This makes it the property of the body, and the question is then on its adoption.]

{To accept a bill} (Law), to agree (on the part of the drawee) to pay it when due.

{To accept service} (Law), to agree that a writ or process shall be considered as regularly served, when it has not been.

{To accept the person} (Eccl.), to show favoritism. "God accepteth no man's person." --Gal. ii. 6.

Syn: To receive; take; admit. See {Receive}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Accept \Ac*cept"\, adjective Accepted. [Obs.] --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: consider or hold as true; "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument" [ant: {reject}]

2: receive willingly something given or offered; "The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter"; "I won't have this dog in my house!"; "Please accept my present" [syn: {accept}, {take}, {have}] [ant: {decline}, {pass up}, {refuse}, {reject}, {turn down}]

3: give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; "I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution" [syn: {accept}, {consent}, {go for}] [ant: {decline}, {refuse}]

4: react favorably to; consider right and proper; "People did not accept atonal music at that time"; "We accept the idea of universal health care"

5: admit into a group or community; "accept students for graduate study"; "We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member" [syn: {accept}, {admit}, {take}, {take on}]

6: take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility" [syn: {bear}, {take over}, {accept}, {assume}]

7: tolerate or accommodate oneself to; "I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions"; "I swallowed the insult"; "She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncrasies" [syn: {accept}, {live with}, {swallow}]

8: be designed to hold or take; "This surface will not take the dye" [syn: {accept}, {take}]

9: receive (a report) officially, as from a committee

10: make use of or accept for some purpose; "take a risk"; "take an opportunity" [syn: {take}, {accept}]

11: be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal; "The cow accepted the bull"

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